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If you loved the passenger antics show Airline, but wish it showed a lot more behind the scenes, then have we got some news for you. Like we've said before, the recession hasn't been kind to the airlines and as a result, more than 1,700 planes will be taken out of service.
One man who strongly figures into the final days of an airliner is the repossessor Nick Popovich, and the producers of the DIscovery Channel show "Dirty Jobs" are working on creating another show to follow him on his day-to-day fun of taking back big-ticket items from struggling companies and individuals.
Since the repo firm nets between $600,000-$900,000 per job and claims past highlights like taking 203 helicopters from a struggling flight school, this show means some high stakes and high flying. Just listen to what the man himself has to say about the job:
· Where Planes Go to Die: Thanks to the recession, 1,700 planes will be taken out of service this year as fewer people are spending less money on travel. But where are the airlines going to put these old broads? They will send them to great big hangar in the sky. Well, actually, it's not in the sky. It's in the desert at the Evergreen Air Center in Marana, Arizona. [AP]
In other news:
· Star Trek Will Premiere in Australia: Australia is so hot right now. There's not only an airfare war going on right now between Down Under airlines but the new Star Trek movie will premiere at the Sydney Opera House. [Just Jared]
· Samantha Ronson Hates United: She Twitters this sentiment but doesn't really go in depth. Then again, it's United we are talking about here. We can think of enough reasons why she probably thinks they suck. [@JackDaniels9]
· Just in time for Earth Day: Netherlands Scraps Eco-Tax! Hoping to entice more travelers, the Netherlands has scrapped the 11 to 45 Euros tax which was added onto every ticket. [Cranky Flier]